Teak is a southern Asia native hardwood that is known for its attractive golden brown hue and excellent decay resistance. It is used for boatbuilding, furniture and several other projects.
|Length||0.40mm+ to 1.80m+|
|Thickness||25mm; 38mm; 50mm; 60mm; 70mm; 80mm; 100mm|
|Average density||655 kg/m3|
|Janka rating||1,070 lbf (4,740 N)|
Afromosia, also called Burmese teak and genuine teak, is a southern Asia native hardwood that is also grown on plantations across tropical regions of many countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The trees are about 100-130 ft (30-40 m) tall and have a 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter. The average dried weight is 40.9 lbs/ft3 (655 kg/m3) and the wood has a Janka rating of 1,070 lbf (4,740 N).
Heartwood usually has a golden/medium brown colour, which gets darker as it ages. Although it can sometimes be wavy or interlaced, grain is generally straight. moderate to relatively low shine and a rough, uneven texture. Natural oils give raw, fresh wood surfaces an oily or greasy texture. Many people view afromosia wood as excellent for decay resistance, as the heartwood of teak is regarded as being extremely durable. Teak has a moderate level of resistance to powder post beetles and marine borers, but it is also resistant to termites. With the exception of the fact that teak has a high silica content (up to 1.4%), which has a noticeable blunting impact on cutting blades, teak is easy to work with in almost all respects.
Teak/Afromosia is incredibly pricey despite being grown on plantations all over the world. At least for massive, unfigured wood, it is possibly among the costliest lumbers available. Teak can be used for furniture, veneer, exterior construction, ship and boat building, carving, turning, and other small wood products.
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